Best Aquaculture Practices

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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world's most trusted, comprehensive and proven third-party aquaculture certification program. BAP has been improving the environmental, social and economic performance of the aquaculture supply chain and growing the global supply of responsibly farmed seafood since 2002.

BAP standards are scientific, rigorous and always evolving to meet challenges in aquaculture. They encompass the entire aquaculture production chain, including farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills.

BAP addresses every key element of responsible aquaculture, including environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare, traceability, and more.

BAP certification is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and leadership in responsible aquaculture. GAA continually invests in advocacy initiatives – including addressing the 95% of aquaculture facilities worldwide that are not yet third-party certified.

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